Cauliflower Thins – Healthy Bread Alternative (GAPS Friendly)
Cauliflower thins that can be used as sandwich bread substitute, mini pizza crusts or pitta bread for dipping in the favorite sauce. These cauliflower flats/ thins are gluten free, grain free and starch free, great for kids as young as one year old as finger food (including baby-led weaning) or adults. By ingredient lists they also can be enjoyed by kids on GAPS diet.
Once cooked and cooled a bit, transfer the florets to a food processor (do this in batches if needed) and process until it’s a rice consistency.
Move to a nut milk bag or a large bowl lined with a clean sheer cloth towel an squeeze the juice out, do this a few times with breaks in-between, you’ll get a lot of liquid coming out.
Mix the ingredients to form the dough
Mix the ingredients to form the “dough”: Transfer the riced cauliflower to a large bowl along with all ingredients. Mix to combine into a “dough”.
Form the cauliflower thins
Take about 1-1.5 tablespoon of the cauliflower mixture (easier to use an ice cream scoop) to a parchment-lined baking tray and shape into 3 inch flat rounds. For that I prefer to cover them with a plastic wrap (it keeps the crumbs from spreading) and roll with a rolling pin (see image below).
Bake the cauliflower thins
Transfer the parchment paper with the cauliflower thins (by sliding) on the baking sheet. Bake them for 10 minutes, at 450F /230C, flip on the other side and bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool a bit before handling.
Other Ways To Make Cauliflower Rice
Manually shred the raw cauliflower using a box grater – then steam or roast.
Use a juicer to squeeze out the juice and use the pulp.
Dairy free: vegan cheese can works in this recipe as long as it’s melting. Violifemozzarella, Chao or Daiya are some of the options. To avoid any processed food, just remove the cheese entirely and add more seasonings for flavor.
Egg free – you’ll need some more ingredients with binding properties: add 1 more tablespoon of flaxseed and replace the almond flour with a starchy flour (like arrowroot flour) or regular white flour. You can also add 1-2 tbsp of melted ghee (butter), it will help with browning and flavor.